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#1 rustyoldjunk OFFLINE  

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Posted February 06, 2015 - 07:53 PM

That when working with a drop light,when you let go of it the light always turns in the opposite direction from where you need it shining and usually refuses to turn in the right direction,even with some finagling ?


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Posted February 06, 2015 - 07:58 PM

Always hang a drop light where you don't want it to shine and you'll be all set when you let it go.
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Posted February 06, 2015 - 08:15 PM

I've been using the head gear lighting that straps on your head. If I'm not in tight quarters I use the type that fastens to the bill of my cap...both are Led. Everywhere you look you have light & free hands.
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Posted February 06, 2015 - 08:24 PM

Jim,I have been eyeing those pretty hard lately. I will probably get one before long and try them out. Anymore without my reading glasses and very good light I can't see up close for snot !


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Posted February 06, 2015 - 08:33 PM

Actually its not the light or your eyes, They just don't make stuff as big and bright as they used to.


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Posted February 06, 2015 - 08:45 PM

Actually its not the light or your eyes, They just don't make stuff as big and bright as they used to.

Freddie,its funny that you know that too. I have been making that argument the last few years but people just roll their eyes and walk away from me ?.... :D


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Posted February 06, 2015 - 09:02 PM

Actually its not the light or your eyes, They just don't make stuff as big and bright as they used to.

I have noticed here lately that printed circuit boards and everything in print is being made smaller. I guess they are conserving stuff.


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Posted February 06, 2015 - 09:19 PM

I find that it always wants spin around and shine back in my eyes instead of the work.


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Posted February 06, 2015 - 09:22 PM

http://www.amazon.co...e/dp/B00K6Z3GNM I got me one of these lights, brite as he77. Works great under big trucks and trailers.


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Posted February 06, 2015 - 10:51 PM

All of what others have posted plus if your using the old style with the screw in bulb any liquid spilled within 5 feet of it will get on the bulb and make it smoke or pop. Or the bulb will come loose and flicker just when you need it the most


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Posted February 06, 2015 - 11:00 PM

In my area they are called trouble lights, and they never seem to shine where you want them or they keep falling down. Noel
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Posted February 06, 2015 - 11:13 PM

In my area they are called trouble lights, and they never seem to shine where you want them or they keep falling down. Noel

 

We call them trouble lights too.  They are nothing but trouble!

 

I like my "spelunker" light that goes on my ball cap.  I always wear a hat (even inside when I am working) and fastening a light to my hat is so easy and really makes it great.  I changed the starter on my service truck in the middle of a parking lot at 11 o'clock one night when only that little light. 

 

I was worried that it would follow the definition of a flashlight the whole time.  Flashlight: container for dead batteries.

 

Ben W.


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Posted February 06, 2015 - 11:21 PM

So I am working under the car, laying on damp ground trying to drop the transmission, was using a table lamp with the shade removed for light. Wrench slipped, hit the bulb..... Bright flash...sparks flew..I vibrated under the car like a fan with one blade. I'll take a covered trouble light any time now! 


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Posted February 07, 2015 - 12:32 AM

My wife bought me the head gear light a few years ago. I first didn't think much of it. I was finishing up an electrical job in an attic above a kitchen I remodeled. I had to crawl about 30 ft. in total darkness on top of blown insulation to get to my junction box. I strapped on the light & have been a fan ever since. They also have the mini light that fastens to the bridge of your eye glasses. I need those too.

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Posted February 07, 2015 - 05:46 AM

I had one of the clip on lights for a while. I just kept it in my coat pocket and it was always there when I needed it. The switch was the part that wore out first. They are neat little things.


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